Róisín O’Connor

Róisín O’Connor

After graduating from The Courtauld Institute of Art, Róisín worked in gallery education with the William Morris Society and pursued a career as an antiquarian book seller at Henry Sotheran. Her background as an art historian has provided her with a wealth of source material from which to draw inspiration as a craftsperson. She has accepted a place to study for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art London upon graduating from DCCoI’s Centre of Excellence in Ceramics. She is also a Team Leader with the Michelangelo Foundation in Venice, and candidate for a Future Makers support or award.

Artist statement:
I find great beauty in the interaction between organic and man-made forms. These sources of inspiration have never been so abundant than during my studies with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. My aesthetic stems from the consideration of both botanical and architectural structures, the ways in which they interact, and how they can eventually grow together, becoming inextricable. I aim to express in clay what I observe in nature and, to that end, I am currently developing a personalised language of mark-making.

2018 Graduates